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Phuket garbage pile photos go viral on Social Media

PHUKET: Photos of a huge piles of rubbish mounting up at the end of Chalong Pier have started to go viral on Social Media, and so far no government office has taken responsibility for clearing the rubbish away.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Thursday 2 February 2017, 05:41PM

A reporter from The Phuket News visited the pier today (Feb 2) and said that as well as the rubbish being unsightly, it is also giving off a horrendous smell.

It was reported that a number of boat operators and locals have already complained about the issue, however, so far no government office has taken responsibility to clear it away.

No representative from Chalong Municipality was available to comment on the situation when contacted by The Phuket News.



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Kurt | 03 February 2017 - 17:20:13

Nice to read a comment about who is not in charge, and who is.

Point is, it is all over Phuket shame full rubbish shitty.
Seems Phuket government earns good money for handling it, but do nothing.
How do we call that?  ( beside the health threats)
Is there here corruption involved?

Obvious a case the Phuket Governor has to shine his lights on.

eric dekegel | 02 February 2017 - 21:00:46

This is something the governors and his vices should take care of instead of showing off in Patong at 1 am,measuring the waterline at the beach and disturbing the tourism and tourists with stupid actions.They not do there job where they are paid for this is much more important for the island tourism then to show of at 1 am in Patong and checking beaches and chasing away the tourists who saved for ...

bustermanidogs | 02 February 2017 - 19:56:03

Yes, show negative things in phuket to the social media sites. Most of the time, nothing will get done before the government thinks it may damage tourism.

Gnasher | 02 February 2017 - 19:47:59

1000's of tourists must pass by that every single day. I wonder if the TAT are aware of this?

Asterix | 02 February 2017 - 19:05:00

Chalong Municipality is not in charge of the Pier but it is Phuket Municipality which is in charge to keep in order Chalong Pier and it is collecting money from tour operators at 200 Baht per day and per boat and 20 Baht per passengers.
Speedboat operators along the beach are not paying a fee at all.

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